History of Faculty of Arts

In 1961

The Faculty of Arts was established.

In 1962

The Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Department of Chinese Language were established.

In 1967

The Faculty of Arts consisted of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, the Department of Foreign Language and Literature, the Department of History and Geography, and the Department of Sociology and Social Work.

In 1971

The Faculty of Arts consisted of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Fine Arts, and the Religion and Philosophy Programme.

The Department of History and Geography and the Department of Sociology and Social Work were transferred to the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In 1972

The Department of Music and Fine Arts was established.

In 1975

The C.S. Tse Memorial Hall was inaugurated in August. The main building was named Oen Hall Building (where the Faculty of Arts is located).

In 1987

The Faculty of Arts moved to the temporary campus at Renfrew Road.

In 1988

The Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences programme was offered. The Major programmes included Chinese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Geography, History, and Sociology.

In 1989

The B.A. (Honours) in Music began to be offered in September.

In 1990

In September, the B.A. (Honours) in Humanities and the B.A. (Honours) in Translation programmes began to be offered.

New MPhil programmes were offered: Chinese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Music and Fine Arts, and Religion and Philosophy.

In September, the renovation of Oen Hall was completed. The Faculty of Arts returned to the Waterloo Road campus.

In 1992

A Translation Workshop was set up by students in March.

The Electro-Acoustic Music Centre, established by the Department of Music and Fine Arts, was inaugurated in May.

The Centre for Applied Ethics was set up.

The M.A. in Language Studies was accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. The programme was offered in the following academic year.

The B.A. (Honours) in Humanities added a concentration entitled ‘Literature and Professional Writing’.

In 1993

The M.A. in Music was inaugurated.

In 1994

The M.A. in Chinese Literature, Language and Culture was inaugurated.

In 1995

The Centre for Translation was established.

In 2000

The 1st Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition was held.

In 2001

The Centre for Sino-Christian Studies was established.

In 2004

The International Writers’ Workshop and Writer-in-Residence programme were founded.

The 1st Lion Rock Poetry Reading was first held.

The 1st Lion Rock Classical Poetry Reading was first held.

In 2005

In September, the Department of English Language and Literature, in collaboration with the Department of Education, offered the B.A. (Honours) in English Language & Literature and B.Ed. (Honours) in English Language Teaching.

"The Dream of the Red Chamber Award: The World’s Distinguished Novel in Chinese” was launched.

In 2006

Courses on Liberal Studies and the M.A. in Ethics Studies began to be offered in September.

In 2007

The Centre for Chinese Cultural Heritage was established in September.

In 2008

The M.A. in Translation and Bilingual Communication began to be offered in September.

In 2009

The B.A. in Liberal and Cultural Studies began to be offered in September.

In 2012

The B.A. Programme (Broad-Based Admission) was implemented in September, with six degree programmes.

The B.A. (Honours) in Creative and Professional Writing was inaugurated.

In 2013

The M.A. in Literary and Comparative Studies began to be offered in September.